PM Modi apologises for hardships, says there was no other option
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was sorry for the hardships caused by the national lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, but underlined that there was no other option in a “war like” situation to combat the highly infectious disease.
Assuring people during his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ that India would win this war against coronavirus, Modi said, “I ask forgiveness from all citizens. And my ‘atma’ says you will definitely forgive me. Some decisions have had to be taken because of which you have to face many types of difficulties. Particularly when I see my poor brothers and sisters and I feel they must be thinking what sort of a Prime Minister (is he) for putting us in these troubles. I ask for their forgiveness in particular. It is possible many people are upset with me… I understand your problems. But India with its 130 crore population has no choice but to take the steps that have been taken.”
Pm Modi said in Maan Ki Baat, “The fight with corona is a fight between life and death and we have to win this battle. That is why these tough steps were necessary. After seeing the rest of the world, it seemed there is no other way to keep you and your families safe.”
He, however, stressed the need for utmost cooperation in strict adherence to the lockdown guidelines as this was the only way to save people and their family members.
“Stay at home with your family, be careful and safe, we need to win this battle. And, we will win,” the PM said in his address where he dedicated the entire 36 minutes to the global pandemic.
In context of the current lockdown, he rued that some people overstepped the law and broke rules wilfully as they were not “trying to understand the gravity of the matter”.
Taking full responsibility for the unprecedented decision, he said people must be wondering what kind of PM could throw his people into a situation like this, before proceeding to justify the countrywide shutdown, the first of its kind in modern history, by quoting Charak, the father of Ayurveda, who had said that prevention could nip a disease which, if not taken head on early, could become uncontrollable.
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ivanshika reddy kandakatla
Sir please dont insult us by asking for forgiveness.whatever you do is for country and its citizens.you are the best thing to happen to india at this troubled times.jai modiji
The PM Leadership is doing best efforts to deal Covid 19 of which resulting there are negligible numbers looking to our population ,we have proved over Modi .
Has any hospital been built in 6 years...............Statue is made in 3000 crores.................Farzi aadmi h ye
Modijee, you couldn't have done anything better in the interest of the nation and humanity. Wonder what any other leader in your place would have done. The nation is lucky to have a mature and responsible PM who has the humility to accept his mistake.
Please don’t apologise PrimeMinister as you’re doing the right thing.
Even the demonitisation also was because of no other option ??
Humble and ground to earth.
It looks as though PM is only concerned and rest are sleeping yet
the PM is doing his best it is for the citizens to co-operate.....such emergency will bring hardships, those experts who are criticizing the go nment are detached from the ground reality and are biased
Just look at secular Italians.
1 million deaths would be very natural outcome if secular mandmohan singh were PM.
Thank God! India has a GREAT LEADER Narendra Modi who is trusted and followed by the people of India.
it is clear those who are against the go nment have got an opportunity to blame the go nment for an emergency which needs deft handling.... instead of complaining Play your role and act as a responsible citizen....
thanks for apologizing for your stupidity and ill planned shut down trying to copy what other countries do without thinking.,..
Mr PM ...you did what was right and suggested by experts...we are with you. let's make this lockdown successful or be ready to dispose approx 2.5 to 5 crores bodies with that much of land to bury or wood to burn.
very wild imagination
Don't worry sir we are with you sir so plz do what do you want to do thank you sir
give the country into hands of illiterate and this is what happens!
Our advice is to think before acting. Do not take rash decisions
NO need to be apologetic, Modiji. We are all sure that whatever decision you take is for our betterment only!
Don't apologize sir. Please resign..
don't apologize buy PPE kits for doctors , nurses and ventliators instead of buying weapons etc from other countries.